We are very sad to learn of the passing of Paul Bidwell, the UK marketing manager for Manitou. A good friend to SHD Logistics, Paul passed away at the age of 58.
We received the following statement from Manitou:
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the sudden death of Paul Bidwell, Marketing Manager of Manitou UK Ltd on Friday 13 May 2016 at the age of 58.
Paul was a well-loved member of the Manitou UK staff and had been with the Company for over 25 years.
Jonathan Tapp, Managing Director, conveyed the feelings of the company by saying: “Paul was a well loved member of the staff here at Manitou and so I am sure you can appreciate we have lost a dear and valued colleague and our thoughts go out to all Paul’s family and friends.”
Brian Bradford, Managing Director of Manitou Dealer Northern Lift Trucks (NI) Ltd, also added: “It was with great shock and sadness that we learnt of the recent untimely death of Paul Bidwell. I have known Paul since he started with Manitou in the Sales Administration Department more than 25 years ago.
"Paul was a kind, good hearted man who was well liked by everyone in the industry. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and family at this difficult time.He will be sorely missed.”
A celebration of Paul’s life will be held at Poole Crematorium on Tuesday 24th May 2016 with a reception to be held at the Bridge House Hotel, Ferndown Dorset.
SHD Logistics sends its condolences to his family, friends and collagues. We shall miss his smiling demeanour at IMHX this year.